Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

Kenmare, ND  58746

Phone: 701-385-4046

Helpful Links:

  • Des Lacs NWR Website
  • Des Lacs NWR on Facebook
  • Great Scenic Drives on NWRs – The 19-mile Refuge Backway follows the gently rolling hills of upland prairie, offering excellent views of these and the wooded draws of the Des Lacs Valley, with great scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. More than 250 species of birds, including waterfowl, raptors and many other migrants, have been seen there, along with deer, moose and other mammals. The Backway also contains the trailhead for Munch’s Coullee National Recreation Trail, a mile-long loop with a universally accessible section; the trailway provides panoramic views and opportunities to see wildlife close-up.
    Wildlife to see: Mergansers and snow geese in the spring and fall, several species of grebes in summer, as well as wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and moose.